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We found 6 oncologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Killeen, TX.

Dr. Courtney Shea-Rainer Rainer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 305
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. Courtney Yau sees patients in Round Rock, TX, Harker Heights, TX, and Temple, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Yau honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Dr. Rufus James Mark, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Rufus Mark's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mark attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Mark is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990. Dr. Mark is professionally affiliated with Banner Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Guy Howard Grayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Guy Grayson specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Grayson attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha; Tumor Immunology Training Grant, 1988-1990; and American Cancer Society Institutional Grant, 1992-1993.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia, Cancer, Anemia, Abnormal Bleeding, Blood Clots, Thrombocytopenia

Dr. David Wesley George, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 305
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. David George works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. George studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. George has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2207 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 101
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Lute Oas is a radiation oncologist in El Paso, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Oas studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2207 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 302
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mani Subramanian works as a hematologist and oncologist. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Subramanian studied medicine at Madurai University.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.